Infrastructure

A look at the upgrades heading along Northfield toward the highway.
A look at the upgrades heading along Northfield toward the highway. City of Nanaimo

Long-awaited Northfield intersection upgrades set to begin

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 19, 2018 - 5:47pm

NANAIMO — Construction is finally getting underway on a much-maligned Nanaimo intersection.

Work on the high-profile Northfield/Boundary/Hwy. 19A project begins Feb. 20 after years of delays and debate over costs related to the intersection's rail crossing.

Rendering of what a new NRE facility could look like.
Rendering of what a new NRE facility could look like. Nanaimo Recycling Exchange

Money announced for Nanaimo Recycling Exchange, but request to build new facility denied

By Ian Holmes
February 16, 2018 - 3:59pm Updated: February 16, 2018 - 4:53pm

NANAIMO — Conditional financial support has been made to the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange, but it falls well short of what the non-profit organizations asked for.

The X-ray security scanner at Nanaimo Airport is currently broken, forcing searches by hand. The machine is expected to be fixed by Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning.
The X-ray security scanner at Nanaimo Airport is currently broken, forcing searches by hand. The machine is expected to be fixed by Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Frustrations sky-high at Nanaimo Airport after security machine breakdown

By Ian Holmes
February 14, 2018 - 3:04pm

NANAIMO — A broken down X-ray security scanner at Nanaimo Airport led to missed flights and plenty of irritated passengers.

Protesters filled the bleachers inside VIU's gym on Friday during Prime Minister Trudeau's visit, with protests staged outside as well.
Protesters filled the bleachers inside VIU's gym on Friday during Prime Minister Trudeau's visit, with protests staged outside as well. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Canada's place in the world questioned at Prime Minister's confrontational visit to Nanaimo

By Spencer Sterritt and the Canadian Press
February 2, 2018 - 5:15pm

NANAIMO — Not a single question was answered at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's rowdy town hall event on Friday without someone shouting about the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.

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